The Leadership Corps (LC) program at Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a program offering teens the opportunity to develop their leadership potential as they participate in and coach outdoor activities. Leadership Corps programs are offered during the school-year: Leadership Corps: Operation SnowSports (October-March); Leadership Corps: Outdoor Adventure (April-June). For summer opportunities to stay involved please check out our teen employment page.
Spring Leadership Corps
Eligibility: 14+ year olds, enrolled in high school (9th-12th grade)
Priority Eligibility: Boston residents living in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain. Individuals from low-and-moderate income households. Previous YES program participants and returning LCs.
Mandatory Virtual Orientation: April 26th or April 27th (teen and parent/guardian must attend)
Learn-to-Bike Volunteer Orientation: April 30th
*Teen will attend an in-person orientation to learn about expectations and best practices for working with kids to better their bike skills and ride safely in groups.
Program Dates: May 2nd, 2022 – June 11th, 2022
*All program activities will happen between Monday-Thursday, 4pm-7pm and for select adventure/volunteers days on Saturday mornings/afternoons. Teen’s schedules will vary based on their chosen volunteer days, adventure days, and workshop days.
LC Spring Program has three components:
- Youth learn job readiness and leadership skills — relevant to their volunteer roles with YES and beyond
- Hosted at YES, 412 Massachusetts Ave
- Youth pick either Wednesday or Thursdays to attend, 4:30pm-6pm
- Youth put their leadership skills into practice in our learn-to-bike programs and/or in helping to maintain our bike fleet
- Hosted at easily accessible locations on the Orange Line
- Youth pick at least 3 days to volunteer throughout the spring season
- Volunteer day options are available weekly and include Mondays and Thursdays after school, or Saturday mornings.
- Build youth confidence, love for the outdoors, and their leadership potential (hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, biking, college tours, and job shadows)
- Hosted at a variety of locations around Boston. Transportation to activity locations will be provided to and from YES.
- Youth pick at least 3 adventure days throughout the spring season
- Adventure days happen weekly on either Tuesday after school or Saturday morning/afternoon
Application Deadline: April 10!
Applicants who submit an application after this date will be placed on a waitlist and notified about their acceptance into the program by YES staff if space is available/priority eligibility criteria are met.
*Leadership Corps is a free-of-cost program.
Contact YES Academy staff at [email protected] with any questions.
Would you like to refer a teen to our program? Submit a referral here.